february 20, 2020 - Mipel

The 117th edition of Mipel ended

Positive results of an Italy that makes “team”

The 117th edition of #mipel has just ended and confirms itself as the world reference for the leather goods sector. Four days full of talks, events and performances that surrounded the business moments between the approximately 300 brands present at the #event and buyers from all over the world. Three themes that accompanied visitors and exhibitors in various ways: Italianity, craftsmanship and sustainability.

The edition recorded an increase of 11% qualified #mipel visitors (compared to February 2019) which becomes a +22% if we also consider visitors from fairs held simultaneously: MICAM, HOMI #fashion & Jewels, LINEAPELLE and SIMAC. The positive trend started last September (+19% compared to the same edition of the previous year) therefore continues.

The "coronavirus" effect impacted less significantly than expected, however generating a drop from the Far East. On the other hand, the presence of European visitors increased as well as an important return of Russian and Ukrainian buyers; the fair queen of leather bags and accessories therefore confirms its international vocation with 50% of foreign visitors.

“The positive numbers recorded in this edition are also the result of the synergistic path undertaken with the other events that took place on the same days as #mipel; a collaboration that has made it possible to face a definitely difficult moment for international business and that it is necessary to continue in an ever stronger way. This is Italy that works and teams up to achieve important results and face international competition", comments Franco Gabbrielli, President of #mipel and ASSOPELLETTIERI.

Appointment at the 118th edition of #mipel to be held from 20 to 23 September 2020 at Fiera Milano-Rho.